***Important Message Regarding Jury Duty***
The Livingston County Courts have been carefully monitoring local health conditions and currently developing protocols to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved in the trial process.
The 53rd District Court is tentatively scheduled to resume Jury Trials in June 2021.
If you have a concern regarding your jury service, please call:
Circuit Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7530
District Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7666
Jurors who have been summoned will be scheduled to serve a one month term but your service could be completed before the end of the term. Jury selection will usually be one half day but could run a whole day. Each case selected will be scheduled for trial within 30 days and usually will take no more that one half day to whole day. All dates and times of trials are announced before each jury pick, so any conflicts of schedule can be stated by any juror as their name is called for a particular case, with the Judge making the final decision.
You will receive $30.00 for the first full day of attendance and $15.00 for the first half day. $45.00 for each subsequent full day of attendance and $22.50 for each subsequent half day. A mileage fee of $10.00 is also added to your pay. Payment is in the form of a debit card that will be mailed to you.Reporting:
Please report promptly at the designated service time.
do not bring children
, relatives or friends with you when you report.Postponement:
Please make necessary arrangements for work and/or daycare as these are not reasons for excusal. To be excused for medical reasons requires a statement from a physician. You must submit your physician's statement at least one (1) week prior to your service date. Email to
Students are not exempt; however, may be deferred by filing a request that
must include a copy of your class schedule
. This can be emailed or faxed to the above numbers.
If you no longer live in Livingston County, you must provide a copy of your current driver's license showing the change of address.
If you have any questions please email them to:
You are required to pass through a metal detector upon entering the Judicial Center and subject to search. All purses, briefcases, bags, etc. may also be searched. Weapons, cutting edge or stabbing instruments (including pocket knives) are prohibited items. If you are wearing a belt, you will be asked to remove it when going through the detector.
Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the Judicial Center.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. These precautions are taken for your safety as well as the safety of others.
In the event of severe weather, please tune to radio station WHMI 93.5 for court closings.
Free parking is located in the front of the Judicial Center
Persons with a Disability:
Access to jury service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336). If you are a person with a disability and are in need of accommodation, please contact the jury clerk, via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 517-548-9445, no later than seven (7) days prior to your reporting date.
Failure to obey a summons is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.